Sonya Hussyn sends love across the border to the Indian artist who plagiarised music video for 'Ki Jana'
Sonya Hussyn seems to be willing to overlook plagiarism as long as its for a good cause. Case in point is her recent statement about an Indian singer ripping off the music video for 'Ki Jana' by Shani Arshad, which starred Hussyn and Mohsin Abbas Haider.
Indian singer Brham plagiarised the video frame by frame in the music video for his song 'Mood Happy'. The plagiarism was very direct — the video was copied frame by frame.
The director of the original music video, Nabeel Qureshi, had posted about the plagiarism on his Instagram Story and now Hussyn, one of the stars, has responded too. But her response is quite different from what we expected.
"It has been a privilege to be a part of yet another meaningful project which shared the message of how petrifying honour killings are and if that message is spread further, perhaps, together we can change the mindset of all those in South Asia who still hold archaic belief systems," she wrote on her Instagram Story.
"Sending my love across the border for the artists who recreated it."
Hussyn certainly took the high road with her very gracious reply and her take seems to be that some things transcend copyright and legalities. That someone else is also speaking up against honour killings is more important to her than anything else, and we can understand that.